February 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
A few skeins of unwanted sock yarn held together with some lace. It was straight ahead, using a simple top-down pattern I’ve used so many times. I had a few issues with the stripes as the amount of yarn in each color pretty much directed the arrangement … Basic and comfy sweater that will be used a lot, but not a big deal really …
Pattern: Raglan Stripes by Britta Wilfert · Yarn: Various sock yarn + Madil kid seta + Rowan fine lace · Needles: 4.5 mm
February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
… and a single merino/silk from DesignClub.
My local yarn store is selling out as they are moving their business online. Sad, as we need those stores, to physically touch and smell the fibers. There was a discount of 50% on selected yarns, which brought me back home with a beautiful collection of Rowan fine tweed and felted tweed DK. I’ve always had a soft spot for the colors and feel of Rowan’s tweed. It’s beautiful, don’t you think?
550 g. in total for DKr.331/$58 :)
… and three pink palm tree buttons:
That was it! :)
January 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
Made another pair of really long socks. This time with a sport-weight sock yarn and a stripy chunky rib on top. The rib is striped with double-held fingering sock yarn. Use various leftovers for a contrasting effect.
You can download the pattern here
October 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
A very quick and satisfying little project.
When I put them in the washing machine I had no idea if these huge floppy socks eventually would fit the tiny feet of my daughter. They did :)
Pattern: Felted slippers by Drops design – download for free · Yarn: Hjertegarn Naturuld · Colorway: Dark blue · Yardage: 139 yards · Needles: 6 mm
October 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Pattern: Oversized cable neckwarmer by Kasia Lubinska – download for free · Yarn: DK wool and soya yarn from the local supermarket · Yardage: 180 · Weight: 75g · Needles: 5.5 mm
September 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Today I got myself some Álafoss and Létt-Lopi from Ístex :)
Just as much as I love Malabrigo for its softness, I love Ìstex for its roughness.
The yarn is very vibrant and feeds images in my head of the magnificent nature and weather of Iceland.
Wanted to do some test knits for this warm winter cardi. I go for the Álafoss and make it thick, just as the pattern suggests, saving the Létt for something else … and I stick to the colors but make it shorter. The pattern includes a technique which sounds really scary. Steeking which means that the cardi is knit in the round and then stitched in the front with a sewing machine whereupon the front is cut open (!)
Can’t wait to fill up my basket with 6 colors of beautiful, scratchy Álafoss Lopi and for the weather to allow me to wear it … If I get that far – it’s still just a dream …